Town Of Poestenkill


 The next regularly scheduled Town Board Meeting will be February 21, 2019 @ 7PM.  Public hearings will be scheduled for 7PM.  Public hearings scheduled on two local law proposals.  See news.  

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  The next regularly scheduled Town Board Meeting will be February 21, 2019 @ 7PM.  Public hearings will be scheduled for 7PM.  Public hearings scheduled on two local law proposals.  See news.    






Quiet, safe, and far removed from the hustle and bustle of modern urban society, Poestenkill is a quaint community located in Rensselaer County, New York, with a population just over 4,500 in 2010. As a "gateway" to the Rensselaer Plateau, we offer residents and visitors a unique opportunity to experience a wealth of outdoor recreation activities and easy access to some of the Plateau's most celebrated state parks, forests, and natural landmarks. Our area is home to a number of unique shops, diverse dining, and community events.

Letter from the Supervisor,

Whether you have lived in Poestenkill your whole life, are a recent resident or seeking to become a resident, we hope that you will find our website helpful. I know that our folks at Town Hall are always willing and happy to serve and assist you. Our community is proud of our small town atmosphere and our special heritage anchored in agriculture and forest products. We are proud to be a "Right to Farm" community that has enjoyed modest growth without sacrificing our small town feel and ample open spaces.


Do you have a question? Can't find something on the website? Or have a suggestion on how this site can better serve the public? Stop by our historic Town Hall, give me a call or send me an email, I would love to hear from you. MY email is and you can call me at 518-283-5100 ext. 104 .



Dom Jacangelo



"The Town of Poestenkill  is an equal opportunity employer and provider of municipal services." 

Dominic Jacangelo
UPDATE: Two Local Laws Proposed: Public Hearing Set for Thursday 7PM @Poestenkill Town Hall, Continued on March 21.
February 25, 2019

The Town Board will receive testimony and comments from the public on two proposals to the Poestenkill Town Code.   Proposed local law #1 would require the posting of a sign to announce that an application has been made for various land use proposals to the Planning Board, Zoning Board or Town Board and that a public hearing has been scheduled.  The 24" x 24" sign would be provided by the town to the applicant who then would post it at the property which is to be effected by the application.  

The second proposal would ban on-street parking on town roads during a snow event.   On street parking interferes with the town's ability to clear streets of snow and ice.  The proposal would also ban the placement of trailers or other objects on the road so as to interfere with winter snow removal.   At the February Town Board meeting the Town Board decided to carry the proposals over to the March meeting and provide a further opportunity for public comment after making minor changes to the proposed local laws. 

The full text of the local law is available by clicking the title of this news item.   

Residential Household Waste and Recycling
January 03, 2019

Town of Poestenkill residents may drop off residential household garbage and recyclables to the Waste Management Transfer Station at the corner of NY 66 and NY 351 from 7 AM to 10AM every Monday and Friday.  

Only Poestenkill Town are eligible for this service and may bring their household garbage and recyclables to the facility in any 30 gallon plastic bag.   The fee is $3 per bag for garbage and recyclables.   No cash is accepted at the facility therefore payment must be by check or credit card.   Residents who bring their garbage on a regular basis are encouraged to share their thoughts with the town on how payments can be made as convenient as possible. 

Recyclables include glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles and jars, and cans.   No waste oil, electronics or liquids are accepted.  Remover your recyclables from the 30 gallon bags and put the bag in the household garbage container.  See News for a full listing of what may not be recycled. 


Four times a year next on January 5, 2019, from 9AM until Noon, the transfer station will accept bulk items such as couches and mattresses for a fee of $20.  On the same day the facility will accept white goods such as refrigerators, air conditioners freezers, ranges, stoves, washing machines, and dryers for a fee of $30.   Waste Management will be responsible for extracting and recovering the coolant from this equipment.  Do not break refrigeration equipment since freon is a global warming gas and is destructive to the ozone layer. 

For additional information contact Michelle Asquith at 518-283-5100, ext 100 or Town Clerk Sue Horton at ext. 103.   


Watch  for information on an upcoming electronics recycling day. 

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